Roos af Hjelmsäter

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Roos af Hjelmsäter is a Swedish noble family of Norwegian noble and royal origin. It is among the few of Norway's medieval noble families still living.

Sudreim clan in Norway[edit]

Arms of the Sudreim clan and the family Roos af Hjelmsäter.
Artist: Commons user Fleinn

The family was originally a part of the Norwegian nobility, and its progenitor, Lendmann Åge varg, was married with a daughter of King Harald IV Gille of Norway.[1]

Åge varg was the paternal grandfather of Olav mokk, Sysselmann of Hedmark, who himself was the father of Lendmann Ivar at Skedjuhov († ca. 1240). The latter's son, Baron Jon Ivarsson to Sudreim, was the father of Baron Havtore Jonsson († ca. 1320), who married King Håkon V's daughter Agnes Håkonsdotter. Their sons were Jon Havtoresson to Elingård and Sigurd Havtoresson to Sudreim.[1]

Jon Havtoresson was the father of Håkon Jonsson, who was suggested as King of Norway after the death of King Olaf IV in 1387 and who became the progenitor of the family Roos af Hjelmsäter of the Swedish nobility.[1]

Sigurd Havtoresson married Norway's richest heiress, Ingeborg Erlingsdotter, and thereby came to possess the Giske and Bjarkøy Estate. Their daughter was Agnes Sigurdsdotter, who married the Swedish nobleman Jon Marteinsson (Stjerne) († ca. 1400) and who was the mother of Sigurd Jonsson (Stjerne) († 1453) to Sudreim, Giske, and Bjarkøy. Sigurd was Regent of Norway, and he was as a royal descendant offered the throne, but rejected these suggestions. His son Junker Hans Sigurdsson (Stjerne) († 1466) was the family's last man in Norway.[1]

Roos af Hjelmsäter in Sweden[edit]

Håkon Jonsson (according to Adelsvapen wiki it was Brynjulf Jonsson), the son of Jon Havtoresson, became the progenitor of the Swedish noble family Roos af Hjelmsäter.

The family was in 1625 introduced at the House of Nobility under the name Roos af Hjelmsäter and as noble family no. 51. A branch was in 1705 created barons under the name Roos and as baronial family no. 186. This became extinct in 1765.

Roos af Hjelmsäter is among the very few of Norway's medieval noble families still living.[2]

Coat of arms[edit]

The family's arms are a red rose (‘Roos’) on a yellow background.

Prominent members[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Sudreimsætten in Store norske leksikon.
  2. ^ uradel in Store norske leksikon.